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Dynamic Duo: Interpreters and Speech-Language Pathologists Working Together

  • 09/28/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • MN Department of Education, Roseville, MN
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  • Special price for members

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4TH Collaborative

Training   Seminar


Dynamic Duo:

Interpreters and Speech-Language Pathologists
Working Together


To ensure positive outcomes for the clients, interpreters and Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP) need to successfully collaborate during the assessment and treatment sessions with individuals with communication disorders.

In the first portion, interpreters will learn about developmentally normal language acquisition and the roles of SLPs in the assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders.  Age-appropriate strategies for working with clients will be reviewed, as will common terminology used in the field of communication disorders.

In the second portion of the workshop, interpreters and SLPs will work together in small groups to discuss case studies of adults and children with known or suspected speech/language disorders, such as an adult with a brain injury or a young child who is delayed in speaking.  SLPs and interpreters will work together to identify special linguistic or cultural concerns in the scenario and brainstorm strategies on how to best work together and meet client needs.  The final portion of the workshop will include sharing of recommendations with the entire group and a question-and-answer session with a panel of experienced interpreters and SLPs.


September 28, 2019 (Saturday)

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


MN Department of Education
Conference Center B

1500 Commerce Street,
Roseville, MN 55113


Advance registration:
before 5 PM on 9/24/2019)

ISG Members: $15.00
Non-members: $30.00

Registration is limited to first 50 registrants.

NO same day on-site registration

1. 4.0 CEUs approved by CCHI. CEU approval pending from IMIA.  The certificate of attendance will be handed out to the attendees who are present from 8:30 AM to the completion of seminar.
2. This seminar is appropriate for practicing interpreters.
3. Registration fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
4. Free parking is available (Door opens at 8:00 AM)

Marilyn Fairchild,
M.A., CCC-SLP, is a clinical supervisor in speech-language pathology at the University of Minnesota. She has Masters degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language and Communication Disorders and has a strong professional interest in issues pertaining to communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.  She has experience working with interpreters while conducting speech and language evaluations and treatment in clinical and educational settings. She has also worked with the Minnesota Department of Education on various interpreter training projects and as a co-author of Talk With Me:  A Resource Guide for Speech Language Pathologists and Educators Working with Linguistically Diverse Young Children and their Families (2001, 2012).  She is active in the Minnesota Speech- Language-Hearing Association, where she is Past Co-President and is a member of Policy Council, Legislative Steering Committee, and the Multicultural Affairs Committee.

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